Anuj Bhutani is quickly emerging as a versatile composer for the concert stage, dance, and film. In 2020 alone, he won 1st prize in Cerddorion Vocal Ensemble’s Emerging Composer Competition, was selected for the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival’s New Music Workshop at Yale School of Music, RED NOTE Festival (2021), SCI National Conference and Student Mixtape, New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival, and Electric LaTex Festival. He also attended Nick Photinos’ 1:2:1 string intensive, the Walden School, and Arts, Letters & Numbers. His work has been commissioned or performed by Ashley Bathgate, Inversion Ensemble (after winning the Happy Composer Commissioning Project), members of Amorsima Trio, and more. Upcoming commissions/performances include Verdant Vibes, William Paterson University Percussion Ensemble, Left Coast Chamber Ensemble, Grammy Award-winning soprano Molly Fillmore, and vocalist Daisy Press. As a choral singer himself, he performed under the baton of Eric Whitacre at DCINY’s “The Music of Eric Whitacre” at Carnegie Hall in 2018.
He is pursuing his bachelor’s degree in composition at University of North Texas. In 2019, he received an Undergraduate Research Fellowship to study and write about the musical process/glitch in the music of David Lang under the guidance of Dr. David-Bard Schwarz. Since 2019, Anuj has served as the Undergraduate Vice President of UNT Composer’s Forum. His primary composition teachers have included Andrew May, Sungji Hong, Drew Schnurr, and UNT Composer-in-Residence Bruce Broughton. He also holds a BA in Psychology from UT Austin, where he graduated with High Honors and a Presidential scholarship in 2015.